The High-Street Store Our Editors Turn to for Expensive-Looking Autumn Staples

Overnight, autumn has arrived. The cooler temperatures and shorter days have set in, and it's time to focus on new-season style. Autumn has a particular sartorial identity, with the reintroduction of layers, cosy knits and supple leathers that have been stored away over the summer months. This time of year can feel like the biggest style reset, as we get back into the routine of bundling up and considering the weather forecast when dressing. To prepare, solid foundations and a few standout styles are the key to easy outfit combinations from here on out. And what makes it even easier is the new A/W 23 collection by high-street hero COS.

The High-Street Store Our Editors Turn to For Expensive-Looking Autumn Staples: COS


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The brand's identity centres on a refined aesthetic of elevated basics and exquisite tailoring in minimalist hues. The focus balances timeless styles that will earn their keep in your wardrobe with more directional looks without the designer price tag. The high quality and refreshing take on classic items is a drawing point that has our editors returning to the store season after season. And this season is no exception.

For autumn 2023, COS has honed in on the key trends of the season alongside forever staples. Sprinkled throughout, you'll find glistening metallics, from sharp accessories to a head-turning all-silver coat. (Trust me—this won't stick around for long.) Asymmetry in hems and necklines is an elevated feature found throughout the collection, adding an edge to even the simplest pieces. Whilst oversized silhouettes remain a favourite for the fashion set, waisted styles have been cropping up and are a notable trend for the months ahead. You'll find dresses, shirts and even blazers embracing this sculpted silhouette. Finally, there's also a nod to the hero hue of the year, buttermilk, with soft yellow jumpers and shirting to satiate those ready to dip their toe in a new shade.

Ready to explore COS's A/W 23 collection? Let's go.


If you're looking to invest in a winter coat, this is a solid choice. 

The easiest way to look put-together is to reach for a classic striped shirt. 

I'm sold on everything from the cut to the zip details. 

Ease into this season's breakout hue, buttermilk, with this cosy crew. 

If you told me this was three times the price, I'd believe you. 

The silhouette of this blazer is pure perfection. 

I haven't stopped thinking about these silver jeans. 

Celebrate high-rise jeans with a cropped bomber jacket. 

There's something architectural about the heel of this boot. 

Add jeans and the sleek boots above and you're ready for date night. 

Our editors rave about COS's tailored trousers. 

Shoes are a great way to ease into the metallics trend, especially these playful cowboy boots. 

I've seen a few waisted denim dresses this season, but this one ticks all the parcels. 

I still can't believe this is from the high street. 

These heeled loafers went straight in my basket. 

A striped top features heavily in my wardrobe rotations. 

This incredible silver coat is selling fast. 

The fitted shape adds a '90s feel that I'm here for. 

COS's iconic capacious bag now comes in this sleek leather iteration.